In 2017, students from the Doris Henderson Newcomers School created two volumes of poetry, stories, and artwork to document their immigrant experience. These volumes were titled, Resilience, and The Amazing World of Resilience. In this program, students from the Newcomers School will join us to read their stories and poems. They’ll be joined by teachers from the Newcomers School who will talk about the work they do and the special place the Newcomers School holds in the Guilford County School System.
Resilience and The Amazing World of Resilience will be on sale. Find out more about the Newcomers School here.
by Claudia Herrera Frometa
Life is difficult
Sometimes we need to leave our countries,
People fall into depression
But We need to be strong.
Many people are here to support us
And help us start our new life
We have to believe in ourselves.
Life is beautiful!
Resistant people are those who are needed!
I would like to go back in time,
And value more the little things I had in my country
It is strange!
But strong always.
Claudia Herrera Frometa is a 14-year-old student from Cuba.
Immigration Stories, a joint project of Scuppernong Books and the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, will explore the immigration and refugee experience in America through the lens of writing: fiction, non-fiction, and works for children. We’ll highlight the stories of the immigrant and refugee population as well as the issues, especially as they impact and affect the local community. Immigration Stories responds directly to these issues by providing the community with the opportunity to interact and engage in a series of public readings, panel discussions, and conversations with writers, scholars, and their neighbors. For more information, call 336-763-1919.
This project is made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.